Ways to help NCS Financially
There are several ongoing fundraisers at NCS that do not cost any money, and are a great help to the school! Please browse through to see if there are any in which you can participate.
Giant BonusCards and Keytags
Those keytags or cards they swipe every time you check out at Giant can earn the school money, and it costs you nothing! Giant will donate 1% of all the money you spend to the school through the A+ School Rewards program.
If you have not used the gift card program yet, we would like to encourage you to do so. When you receive your cards, they can be used just like any other gift card. You will pay no more than you usually would for your groceries. Your card may be reused until the balance reaches zero.
Because we purchase the cards in bulk amounts, NCS receives a percentage of the value of every card. Just imagine how much our school families must spend on groceries each week! If we would all consistently participate in this simple program, we could earn a significant amount of funds for our school.
If you order grocery and/or R&R cards in any calendar month, you will receive a tuition credit on your next statement for half of the percents that the cards pay. For example if your card paid 10%, your credit will be 5% of the value of your order for that card. Cards paying less than 2% will receive full amount. Totals do not carry over into succeeding months.
We appreciate the work of Janae Krum in managing this program for us. If you have any questions regarding the program, please call her at (570)380-3817 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may place your order anytime by the fourth Monday of the month and the cards will be available by the following Monday.
Although there are hundreds of businesses who participate in this program, our order form will only list a selection from our local area. If you would like to purchase any that are not on our form, please enter it on the "Other" line at the bottom of the sheet. The complete list of available cards can be found here. It includes a wide variety of choices such as Cabela's, Advance Auto Parts, Best Western International, Disney, American Airlines, Best Buy, Golfsmith, Dress Barn, and Chuck E. Cheese, VISA, etc.
Remember, these cards are not just for gift giving but can be used by you or your friends and family members whenever you shop. Buy a few to keep on hand from the businesses you regularly patronize!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Northumberland Christian School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
Here's how it works:
Go to smile.amazon.com from your web browser or mobile device. You may even want to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
You can use your existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
Select your charity on your first visit to smile.amazon.com by choosing First Regular Baptist Church of Northumberland. Northumberland Christian School will receive 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases if you have selected "First Regular Baptist Church of Northumberland."
GoodShop, a service provided by the folks at GoodSearch.
How does it work? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3:
1. Go to www.goodshop.com and create a free account.
2. Click on the links and shop the 5,000+ top stores like Amazon and Target.
3. Goodshop will donate money to NCS for every eligible purchase.
That's it! By using the retailer links on that page, a percentage of the purchase that you make at those retailers will be credited towards NCS's account.
So, the next time you want to buy a book, a shirt, a plane ticket, rent a hotel room or car, or buy anything else online, simply go to www.goodshop.com first.
GoodSearch is a search engine that gives the same search results as Yahoo, but donates $0.01 to the school every time you submit a search. Besides bookmarking the search engine, you can use the search box on the school's homepage.
Box Tops for Education
We also encourage you to participate in the Box Tops for Education program. Cheryl Delsite co-ordinates this program for us. NCS receives ten cents for each coupon you send in to the school.
Any parents who can help collecting boxtops by placing a box at their workplace would increase our benefits in these programs. Let us know if you need more information. Thanks for your help with all these things and your support of the school in so many ways!
Community Aid Drop-off Box
Northumberland Christian School has partnered with Community Aid by placing a clothing bin on the Sheetz Avenue and 6th Street side of our school building. This partnership helps encourage the mission of the Community Aid organinzation to provide quality, gently-used clothing at affordable prices for individuals and families through their retail stores. In return for your donations of clean, gently-used clothing, NCS recieves a cash grant based on the pounds of clothing collected. It's a win-win for the community and NCS!